Friday, September 19, 2014

The Outlawz Friday Coloring Color/Photo Inspiration Challenge

It must be Friday if I am posting again. Yes, my weekly post. Can't seem to get myself to make extra cards now, or write up extra posts. But I am faithfully here on Fridays, so you can set your calendars to that.

We are sponsored this month by Vera Lane Studio, which is home to really quirky, cute images. Our randomly-selected participant will win one set of images. Vera is offering a coupon special through September 24th for 10% off. Use the following code: TRYVERA10. 

I am using my Vera Lane Joyful set this week for our challenge: a color/photo inspiration. I love the colors here, don't you? 

I printed my images on X-Press It BC, and colored them with my Copics and Twin Touch Brush markers:  

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair: E41, E43, E47
Dress/Stockings/Birds: TTYR26, TTY36, YR21, BG02, BG05, BG07

I didn't incorporate any DP in this design, just Stampin' Up CS. And my Joyful sentiment was edged with SU ink. Wow, talk about CAS for me, huh? Not even one die cut. Will wonders never cease.

Our Cardinals barely squeaked out another win last week against the Giants. I have to say, it is getting almost embarrassing to be an NFL fan, with all the ugly stuff that has come out in the last couple of weeks. Good grief, Charlie Brown. And one player is even on our roster, darn it all anyway. Had hoped we would have better-behaved players than that. Heavy sigh...

Nonetheless, I am excited to go to the game on Sunday. Hopefully, it will be well-played, with the Cardinals being victorious.  Have you got any fun plans for the weekend?

We are getting our bids in for the pool. And Gary is having a splendid time going through them with a fine-tooth comb. It appears we were a little too optimistic about some of the design features. Will have to cut some to meet our budget. Not like our last pool, which was pretty sophisticated in its time. But, what I really want is a pretty pool with plenty of room to swim in. And some nice patio surfaces with lots of room for chairs. I'll have to take before and after photos. (Perhaps even some during construction, which I am looking forward to like a dental visit. Messy it will be. And noisy. My two least favorite conditions. Oh well....)

Do stop by the challenge to check out the fab designs by my talented teammates: Carla, Dawn, Kathi, and Laine! And then color something up using our color/photo inspiration and play along with us. Remember, you can use any coloring medium! 

Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. A beautiful CAS desing Penny. Loving your wonderful aqua and yellow colour combo. Me and the penguins are looking so forward to seeing the pool upgrade. The penguins might have to start taking on the ocean to get to you to make a splash during the grand opening of your pool. Wishing you a wonderful weekend with a bit of craftiness on the side.
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  2. This is gorgeous Penny. You have coloured the sweet image beautifully and I love your CAS design.
    I hope you have a good weekend.
    hugs Sue xx

  3. Beautiful inspirational card! I would also make a small canvas out of it to preserve it and its beauty. Love the colors and sentiment.
    Hugs Kelly

  4. Fab card Penny, never seen this image before, cute

  5. Perfect CAS card, great job. I find them the hardest cards to do. You did a fantastic job on her face. Coloring is wonderful and I love your color choice.
    Hugs, Pat

  6. So cute and you did a great job of incorporating all of those colours.

  7. This image is almost as kooky as you are Penny, but at least you are more symmetrical, LOL ! Still loving the CAS and your colouring! :)S xo

  8. A lovely CAS card, Penny. That's one quirky image you've coloured so beautifully! (I really like her :) love the colour scheme!

  9. Stunning colouring Penny. She is so fabulous.

  10. A very cool and quirky CAS card with wonderful colouring (as always) - love the shadows, really grounds the images :)
    Can't wait to see the finished pool - I've got my pond here but as it's full of weeds, don't think I'll be paddling there!

  11. Such a lovely card, Love the sentiment

    Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog

    Hugs from

    Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

  12. Awesome CAS card. Loving your coloring- these images make me smile : ) Your coloring is really stunning- I know I already said that....! Looking forward to seeing your pool pics.

  13. Lovely CAS card Penny!! Love the colors and image!
    And please share before and fter pics. of the pool!!


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